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Author R.L. Stine is famous for writing Goosebumps, the best-selling horror series for kids. He also created the successful Fear Street series.
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Goosebumps soon became a literary phenomenon. The books became best sellers in the United States and abroad, and were eventually translated in 16 different languages. Goosebumps was turned into a television series, as well. The tremendous popularity of the series turned Stine into one of the most successful children's writers of all time, drawing comparisons between Stine and adult horror writer Stephen King.
As the 1990s came to a close,
Goosebumps fever began to fade. Stine launched a new series in 2000, Nightmare Room, with each title featuring an online component. In 2004, he mixed humor and horror in Who Let the Ghosts Out?, the first book in the Mostly Ghostly series.
Stine continues to branch out into new directions, writing about common student fears in 2011's It's the First Day of School ... Forever! and exploring the vampire craze in 2010's Bitten.
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